WHAT DOES FOLDING AND GLUING MEAN?
Once products undergoing printing and ennobling processes (UV varnish coating, laminating, customization, etc ..) finish these processes, they must be transformed into individual finished products. Therefore they need to be taken one by one out of the printed sheet (die-cutting) and then be sent to folding and gluing processes.
These processes are required for the closure of cases and boxes in general, to assemble the parts of a countertop or floor display, to make cases, envelopes and bags of various kinds. Gluing can be performed manually or with the help of special gluing machines. For standard boxes and cases, folding gluing machines allow high hourly production. The most common gluing operations are carried out with vinyl cold glues, while epoxy resins (hot-melt) are applied at high temperature for special jobs.
WHAT IS A FOLDING GLUING EQUIPMENT?
The range of folding gluing equipments is really wide because production needs are many. For large runs (millions of pieces per day), machines with a very high production speed (80/100,000 copies per hour) are required with feeding and delivery systems suitable for these quantities.
The idea of choosing Metro folding gluing machine is linked to the possibility of creating high quality products at an automatic high speed. The machine has an affordable price compared to a traditional machine and gives the possibility of creating a versatile and modular configuration: several different folding and gluing jobs can be processed even for small / medium runs (which is impossible with a traditional folding gluing machine due to makeready times).